Alcohol Is Fine in Moderation from 7 Things You Didn't Know About Diabetes and Diet Slideshow

7 Things You Didn't Know About Diabetes and Diet Slideshow

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Alcohol Is Fine in Moderation

It’s OK for diabetics to have between one and two servings of alcohol per day, but it’s important to avoid drinking on an empty stomach. According to the American Diabetes Association, research shows that moderate alcohol consumption can even reduce some risk of heart disease. When drinking, it’s best to try to stay away from sugary mixers, and instead use healthier, unsweetened ingredients for cocktails, and when drinking beer, opt for a “light” variety